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of technology. after the break, how to get rid of your expiring electronics, but do it the right way and why you should do that. we'll have it for you. >> in tonight's green alert, they tell us the average american household now owns 24 electronic products and many of them are old and collecting dust because consumers just don't know how to dispose of them. we have the answer and why it's worth the effort. >> reporter: as part of the geek squad is my old motto can fix just about anything that clicks. >> she said it freezes. >> reporter: but more and more, customers don't want to fix their electronics, they want to replace them. >> today, you might buy a tablet and you may use it and then who knows. six months down the line there may be another tablet that might have additional features. >> reporter: what happens to that old tablet is the problem. americans have 5 million tons of outdated electronics gathering dust which is why more states are requiring manufacturers and retailers to boost their recycling programs. americans recycle only 25% of their old electronics but it's easier than you might
in 2000 and electronic voting systems are a mature technology. there are excellent easy to use machines able with stringent quality control to ensure the integrity of the vote. i got to believe you're right about that but i have to ask how come we're not using such a system everywhere? finally a weather question from darren in california, maryland. i'm used to the measurement of the coldness of a night by dogs. in other words, a three dog night would be very cold. last night's weather topper measured the coldness in blankets. what's the conversion factor? how many blankets to a dog? i have no idea. so i brought in our own topper shutt to perhaps answer that pressing question. >> well, you gave me heads up. i've been debating. i'm going to say it's a 1 1-1 ratio. >> i always suspected having heat in the house and it negates the blanket effect. >> let's turn the heat down and save energy and sometimes it's nice to have a furyk tray blankets. you sleep -- a few extra blankets. you sleep better that way. >> i don't want to save energy that bad. >> i like your candor, sir. a great weekend a
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